Walt Disney World is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary starting October 1. With a new attraction opening and two new fireworks shows, Disney Parks fans cannot wait to celebrate this milestone at Disney World.
The anticipation for the 50th anniversary is high, and many Walt Disney World hotels are already fully booked for the month of October. Here are the hotels that are still open, but I must warn you — some of the prices are higher than you might expect!
October will be a very busy month for the Walt Disney World Resort. Many hotels are fully booked for the month, while others are almost fully booked. As the Resort will be busy, the rate for the rooms that are still available are higher than some may expect.
In October, Disney World will be opening a new attraction — Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT — and debuting two new nighttime spectaculars — HarmonioUS at EPCOT and Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom. Additionally, Animal Kingdom will open a new daytime show called Disney Kite Tails.
With so many new things happening for the 50th anniversary, it is no wonder hotels are booking up quickly! The first seven days of October are the most open in terms of hotel availability. However, from October 7-13, the only hotels available are Coronado Springs and All-Star Music when searching for a room for two adults (as seen in the screenshot below).
For October 13-19 the only additional hotel option available is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for $654.33 a night.
From October 19-25, two more hotels have availability in addition to All-Star Music, Coronado Springs, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — and those are Port Orleans Riverside and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
For a stay at the Grand Floridian, it will cost you $2,083.17 a night!
For the rest of October, the Grand Floridian becomes unavailable again, but Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Port Orleans Riverside, All-Star Music, and Coronado Springs are still available. Leaving this large list of hotels fully booked for October:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach
- Disney’s All-Star Sports
- Disney’s All-Star Movies
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Boulder Ridge at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Jambo House
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
- Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
- Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
If you want to book an October vacation, you’re best bet is within the first seven days of the month as they have the most availability at this time. Even many of the partner hotels and Disney Springs area hotels are fully booked. Do not wait to book your vacation!
Tourism is picking up all over Central Florida in 2021, even hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are seeing fully booked weeks.
Will you be going to Walt Disney World in October? Let us know in the comments below!